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Thursday, March 21

Laborer, Citizen and Neighbor: Comparing Subjectivity in Pittsburgh and Berlin
Student BPHIL/IAS Global Studies Defense
11:00 am
Fiona Eichinger
3307 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Elaine Linn
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Fiona Eichinger (senior, Biological Sciences, BPHIL/IAS/global studies) will defend her thesis using comparative case studies of Bhutanese refugees in Pittsburgh and Syrian refugees in Berlin to illustrate how national responses to forced migration have differentially taken shape in light of global trends. This investigation prioritizes refugee voices to understand how national resettlement frameworks are structured to enforce expectations for a refugee's relation to the state (citizen figure), economy (laborer figure), and society (neighbor figure).